MSI unveiled it will launch three Intel Atom based Wind Neton nettop computers in January 2009, these all-in-one mini desktop PCs will start at just $399 and are mainly aimed at the multimedia home entertainment market or developing countries.
Two Wind Neton models – M16 with a 15.6-inch panel and M19 with an 18.5-inch panel – will adopt the Intel Atom 270 processor and 945GSE chipset, and will also features 1GB DDR2 memory, 160GB hard drive, a slim-type optical drive and either Windows XP or Linux. The M16 will be priced around US$399 while the M19 will be priced around US$499. MSI is also evaluating a plan to adopt dual-core Atom processors for the PCs.
The company's M22 will have a higher performance, as it will feature either an Intel dual-core or quad-core mobile CPU, GS45 chipset and a and a 21.5-inch panel. The device will also support H.264 and VC1 hardware decoding, an optional Blu-ray drive and touch screen control. The M22 will be priced between US$599-799 based on the specifications (not including the price of Blu-ray drives).